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What does the defeat of Joe Lieberman mean for the November elections? And are the Republicans really playing the race card again?

By Tumbler   September 2006

The meaning of Lieberman

Everyone is drawing different lessons from the defeat of Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman in his Democratic primary at the hands of the unknown millionaire Ned Lamont. The anti-war blogosphere and the liberal left are cock-a-hoop, claiming it was the 15,000 new Democrats they persuaded to register who provided the margin of victory. Lieberman himself, who is running again in November as an independent, reckons he neglected his home base, and has now persuaded his veteran local political co-ordinator Sherry Brown to come out of retirement and help him win it back. Brown’s view is that…

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